Land Contamination Assessment

Local Planning application requirements


Applications may need to be accompanied by a land contamination assessment which should include an extended assessment of contamination. Sufficient information should be required to determine the existence or otherwise of contamination, its nature and the risks it may pose and whether these can be satisfactorily reduced to an acceptable level.

Further guidance can be found in LBTH Development of Potentially Contaminated Land – Guidance for Developers (2015)

Investigations of this type should follow such procedures as set out in BS 10175:2011 - Investigation of potentially contaminated sites Code of practice. 

When required

Required for all applications on contaminated sites, sites previously used for industrial processes, major development and those on or adjoining public open space.